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Torrevieja – Los Balcones Torrevieja-Las Barcas Scams

Torrevieja-Las Barcas Scams

Written by Jim Brogan Saturday, 28 May 2011 08:26
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The following are some of the latest scams received in our area. Please be on the alert for these and other possible scams. If you are not sureabout anything then please use www.snopes.com or www.truthorfiction.com to check authenticity but at all times if you are not sure then do not reply.
Google Mail & Friends asking for help

As you try to log on to your GMail account a message pops up saying that your account has been blocked for security reasons and to protect you.  It reassures you that all is well but to re-activate your account you need to log in again.  The page, message and general format all look very convincing.  Once they have acccess to your account, the scammers then begin to send hoax emails to people in your contact list.  One of the worst, is where you receive an email from one of your friends saying they are in trouble and need money urgently (the usual stories are that they have lost their passport, cant pay their hotel bill, been arrested etc).  The email will look genuine as they have access to all your friends email addresses, mobile numbers and any other personal information you have entered into your contact list.

Visa card blocked

A text message is sent to your mobile phone in Spanish saying that your Visa Card has been blocked for your saftey and security and to re-activate your account you should log on to the Visa website quoted.  Visa and other card issuers NEVER contact clients like this - please do not respond and just delete the text.

Another Scam received by a coordinator.
Povert Payment. UK Government
Our ref: BRT/3470/IDR
Your ref: 24/05/2011

On Behalf of the British Government,i wish to inform you of your selection as one of the Beneficiary for the on going 2011 British Government Poverty Alleviation and Financial Empowerment Program worldwide. All participants/beneficiaries were selected randomly from Worldwide online networks Directories as a beneficiary of £2,000,000.00 (Two Million, Great British Pounds Sterling). So, this letter is to officially inform you that two(2) option of payment has been opened for you.
1) Issuance of an ATM Card
2)Bank Wire transfer
Please do indicate your PAYMENT OPTION.
As this office will mail you a Visa/ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or Visa card outlet in the world with a maximum of £5000 GBP daily or our contracted paying bank here in London,United Kingdom will make the transfer to you depending on your OPTION OF PAYMENT you have indicated.Further more,You will be required to re-confirm your Bio-Data as stated below to enable; Rt Hon William Hague MP,Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,begin in processing your awarded funds.
1) Full names:
2) Address:
3) Country:
4) Nationality:
5) Phone #:
6) Age:
7) Occupation:
8) Zip Code
9) Sex:
Forward all your details reply to:
Rt Hon William Hague MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tel: +44 702 409 4640
Tel: +44 704 574 0830
Mrs. Elaine Rooker Smith.
Liaison Officer On Foreign Payment
Please be careful and dont let your guard down.
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